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Butzel Long attorney invited to serve as a judge of U of M Law School’s inaugural live transaction competition on October 30, 2015

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney R. Peter Prokop, has been invited to serve as a judge of the University of Michigan Law School’s inaugural live transaction competition on October 30, 2015. The Competition will select the team that will represent the Law School in the LawMeets competition in the next semester.

Prokop’s practice, based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, includes corporate and commercial law, tax and estate and family business planning. His experience in corporate and partnership taxation, mergers and acquisitions, loan negotiations and compensation planning matters is extremely valuable to privately-held business clients. As a result of his extensive relationships with client advisors, he also has been able to assist accounting and law firms in their internal matters including acquisitions of other practices and development of internal policies and agreements. He has a strong interest and expertise in one of the most challenging practice areas, family business succession planning. He is a CPA as well as an attorney.

He is a member of the American Bar Association Task Force on Joint Venture Agreements (Editorial Committee, Model Joint Venture Agreement), Taxation Section, Business Law Section (Negotiated Acquisitions Committee), and Probate and Real Property Law Section and related sections of the State Bar of Michigan. Prokop is a former Director of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest and a Trustee of Loyola High School (Detroit).

Prokop has more than 40 years of federal tax experience. He and the Butzel Long Tax Group represent a significant number of non-profit, tax-exempt entities from a corporate governance and tax perspective. Included within the entities represented are hospitals and hospital-related foundations; privately funded schools; colleges and universities; and private foundations funded by individuals and families.

Prokop graduated from The University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1969) and the University of Detroit (B.S., Accounting, 1966).

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